Walmart Mongoose XR-PRO 29

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Re: Walmart Mongoose XR-PRO 29

Postby Purple Haze » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:53 am

Total cost of 30 lbs XR PRO is 1085 bucks at 350 dollars and less at sale. That includes dual air shocks, 1x11 drivetrain carbon bars, stem seatpost and seat. Plus tires and wheels with novatec771 hubs. That's without the Aliexpress sale and you can knock off 150 bucks for a 1x10. Still cant beat the price. This is just a estimate if you were to buy this right now and sourced it off Aliexpress.
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Re: Walmart Mongoose XR-PRO 29

Postby Purple Haze » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:03 am

Watch the Kev central video bikes r fun. I will guarantee anyone with experience in mountain biking will immediately see the value and then some. Its a good deal at 350 and its a steal at 284.
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Re: Walmart Mongoose XR-PRO 29

Postby calwest » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:34 am

I bought my XR Pro off Craigslist for $200 (actually less, but it needed some immediate repairs). Also from Craigslist, a Fox air fork for $100 and a Fox rear shock for $50 - both with lockout. Other than a longer aluminum seat post, these are the only upgrades installed so far. The bike now weighs 35 lbs. My wallet weighs very slightly less than before.
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Re: Walmart Mongoose XR-PRO 29

Postby Purple Haze » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:06 pm

At the 300 dollar price level this bike is a no brainer for me. At the 500 dollar price level with air shocks this bike this bike is a competent bike that performs with bikes costing far more. After that point its a bike that responds extremely well to modifications. This is not the stuffing a v8 engine into a prius scenario. There are limitations as with every bike, but what a great deal for a competent XC trail bike. To all the skeptics, pay whatever and to whoever you want ,but in the end the guy or girl on a XR PRO is probably capable of doing the same exact thing for cheaper. This industry is so filled with bikes that are total ripoffs it had to be Walmart to make good on a promise of providing a bike that will satisfy a huge swath of the population. The videos and the reviews are so numerous its become irrelevant to believe anything else.
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Re: Walmart Mongoose XR-PRO 29

Postby Shiboshi » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:02 am

EngineerD wrote:Image

All measurements are approximate

Headtube angle: 69.1 degrees
Seattube angle: 75.4 degrees
B.B. height: 317.5mm
Wheelbase: 1149.4mm
Chainstay: 482.6mm
Reach: 431.8mm
Effective top tube: 600.1mm
Front center: 666.8mm
Downtube (BB to Headtube bottom): 685.8mm
Stand over (measured just in front of saddle) : 787.4mm

All weights are approximate (does not include Cables, Cable Housings, Mounting Hardware) gathered from actual weighing or manufacturer provided data
All weights are in LBS

Values are comma separated for your convenience
Out of the box weights (LBS)

Mongoose XR Pro (total), 38
Fork, 5.78
Front Rim, 2.97
Rear rim, 3.36
Crankset (Including 32T & 22T Chainring), 1.74
42T Chainring, 0.32
Cassette, 0.68
Rear Derailleur, 0.62
Front Derailleur, 0.25
Brakes(x2), 1.43
Brake levers(x2), 0.32
Brake Rotors(x2), 0.53
Shifters(x2), 0.58
Chain, 0.69
Pedals(x2), 0.72
Handlebars, 0.69
Stem, 0.64
Tires(x2), 3.75
Tubes(x2), 0.96
Rear Shock, 1.10
Sadde, 0.85
Seatpost, 0.66
Skewers(x2), 0.31

Frame by rough estimate = Total - components = 9.06 lbs (approx)

*edited 1/14/18
Added actual measured weights of Rear & Front Derailleur, Front Shifter, Chain, 42T Chainring


Actually the frame weight is 5.2 lbs (bare) in my scale
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Xr-Pro (new proyect) viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2949
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Re: Walmart Mongoose XR-PRO 29

Postby Purple Haze » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:05 am

Good follow up. Which means this is a under thirty pound build easy and that puts this bike in a competitive weight class with any LBS bike.
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Re: Walmart Mongoose XR-PRO 29

Postby EngineerD » Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:00 pm

Shiboshi wrote:Actually the frame weight is 5.2 lbs (bare) in my scale
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Thank you! I'll update the info.
Mongoose XR Pro Thread, Pg 200 is Geometry and Weight info
Mongoose XR Pro Geometry & Weights

XR-Pro Build status: SRAM Eagle GX drivetrain, 180mm Rotors, Avid FR5 Levers, Niner XC Wheels, Tubeless, 720mm Carbon Bars, 32T Oval, Ext BB + Crank.
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Re: Walmart Mongoose XR-PRO 29

Postby orvil » Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:17 pm

Purple Haze wrote:Good follow up. Which means this is a under thirty pound build easy and that puts this bike in a competitive weight class with any LBS bike.

I’m not bashing the XR-Pro, nor anyone that has one, but getting 8+ pounds out of a full squish bike ain’t cheap nor easy. Like the old saying goes “You can have light, cheap or durable. Pick any two.” I’ve replaced EVERYTHING on the Deception but the frame and seat post collar with very good parts and it’s still 31 pounds and I think it was lighter than the XR-Pro initially. Then again, I’ve built it to be a durable and capable trail bike, not a lightweight XC steed. Again, durable lightweight carbon components ain’t cheap. And cheap lightweight components may not be durable. Pick your poison, pay you money and take your chances. I’m not bashing, just being realistic and truthful from experience. I emphasize “experience “.
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Re: Walmart Mongoose XR-PRO 29

Postby EngineerD » Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:58 pm

orvil wrote: I’m not bashing the XR-Pro, nor anyone that has one, but getting 8+ pounds out of a full squish bike ain’t cheap nor easy. Like the old saying goes “You can have light, cheap or durable. Pick any two.” I’ve replaced EVERYTHING on the Deception but the frame and seat post collar with very good parts and it’s still 31 pounds and I think it was lighter than the XR-Pro initially. Then again, I’ve built it to be a durable and capable trail bike, not a lightweight XC steed. Again, durable lightweight carbon components ain’t cheap. And cheap lightweight components may not be durable. Pick your poison, pay you money and take your chances. I’m not bashing, just being realistic and truthful from experience. I emphasize “experience “.


100% agree. I'm currently working on my XR-Pro to try to shed 8lbs as a project and it is definitely not cheap nor easy to do.
Mongoose XR Pro Thread, Pg 200 is Geometry and Weight info
Mongoose XR Pro Geometry & Weights

XR-Pro Build status: SRAM Eagle GX drivetrain, 180mm Rotors, Avid FR5 Levers, Niner XC Wheels, Tubeless, 720mm Carbon Bars, 32T Oval, Ext BB + Crank.
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Re: Walmart Mongoose XR-PRO 29

Postby Purple Haze » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:16 pm

Totally disagree, and everyone here knows why. Lets keep it at that because I am not going to rehash this subject over and over, and I have given proof except for tires.
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